Chloe and I took Chris to our favorite little pumpkin patch in Moore, SC this weekend. Although the weather was cloudy, we still had a great time and got a few good shots!
Because Chris has been so busy with work lately, we wanted to spend some time to ourselves during his 3 days weekend. We had a GREAT time! Thursday night, we all went grocery shopping together, then on Friday we went to Table Rock State Park and really enjoyed ourselves. Then on Saturday, we went up to the Gaffney shopping outlets and scored some new clothes which we all desperately needed. All in all, it was a great weekend!
We started with a delicious picnic lunch of clubhouse chicken ceasar sandwhiches with sun-dried tomatoes and sweet potato chips, apple slices, and 6 layer brownies for dessert. As Rachel Ray would say, Yummo!
Obviously, Chloe liked it!
I guess Rachel and I should be thankful they let us come along! There’s this great place downtown right along the Reedy River where the kids can play in the man-made waterfall (although there is a REAL waterfall at the park, as well – yeah, I know, right downtown! It’s a GREAT tourist spot. . . . and we have a guest bedroom perfect for anyone from West Virginia. . . hint hint! ) Anyway, there’s also little fountains that randomly shoot up out of the ground around this waterfall – and that’s where the girls played for a while on Friday afternoon. Afterwards we had a nice picnic – but the food was gone so fast (they were HUNGRY) I didn’t get any pictures of that!
Here’s Chloe and Emma at one of the fountains!
I guess Emma was a little braver at this point!
But, Chloe got the hang of the water-thing really fast!
Emma, though, did NOT liked to be splashed!
But then, neither did Chloe!
They both had a great time, though, and I can’t wait to take ‘em back!
She really does. Not the principle that it will get you things. . . which hopefully she won’t necessarily love. . . but the actual money? Yeah, she loves it! Chris and I have this box that we drop our change in during the week. When it fills up, we use it to meet a need of ours at the time. The first time I saved all my change was when Chris and I were engaged ( I actually started saving in 9th grade (anyone remember my “wedding ring money”?), and I used it to buy his wedding band – which was really nice – and I got exactly what I wanted with some great engraving inside, and the price was just pennies under what i had saved with change for 5 years!
The second time we filled our box was for our last vacation before Chloe – about a year and a half ago, we went down to be in my best friend, Laura’s wedding, and then to Savannah, GA for the week. We ended up using the money for gas. Boring, I know. But it was nice not to have to budget our vacation savings around the gas!
This time, who knows? We have no idea what our needs will be when we get this box filled again. But for now, it’s one of Chloe’s favorite pasttimes – emptying it out, one penny at a time, and putting it back in, one penny at a time. I’m just thankful she puts it all back!
This is how I found her when she had been quiet for way too long. . .
Here’s what she did when I started singing the “clean-up” song. . . .
And this is after she rolled all the coins, took them to the bank, deposited it all, and brought me the receipt of the transaction. Just kidding.
Yes, they are one in the same! Notice how well she can count (“twooooo”)